Aberfeldy Gold Practice Expedition – 2022

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We will be running a three day Gold Practice expedition between Grandtully to the Sma’ Glen in Perthshire on:

  • 4-6 April 2022

This webpage provides an outline of the expedition, what’s involved and what’s included. More detailed information on the expedition will be set out in our ‘Participant’s Pack’.

To book on to the expedition click here.

What’s involved

The expedition begins in the small village of Grandtully in Strathtay. From there the route goes west to Aberfeldy then south up a pretty wooded valley called the Birks o’Aberfeldy. Beyond that the route turns south west to a wild camp by the Urlar Burn. On day two the route goes south west to a minor road, then south east to Glen Quaich then south west to another wild camp by Lochan a’Mhuilinn. Day three goes south west to Glen Almond then south east to the main road (A822) by the Sma’ Glen. There is about 12-17km of walking each day, on a mixture of minor roads, cycleways, tracks and paths.

Training on navigation skills, campcraft, route planning and team work will be provided by instructors.

Minibus transport to and from the expedition start and finish points will be available from Glasgow, Stirling and Perth.

What to bring

Click here for the full kit list including a video offering advice on packing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition rucksack. We will provide you with tents, stoves, gas canisters, map cases and rucksack liners.

Participants should bring the following food:

  • Enough food for the 3 day practice expedition: that’s two breakfasts; three lunches and two evening meals.

Cost

The total cost of the expedition week is £150 per participant.

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